Tuesday, February 28, 2012

95.3 The Eagle in Dayton, OH Wants YOU to see Stevie Nicks & Rod Stewart

95.3  The Eagle in Dayton, OH is giving away tickets 
To Rod Stewart & Stevie Nicks in Cincinnati - July 21st

How would you like to see Stevie Nicks and Rod Stewart in concert for free? At the contest page we've got your shot to win tickets to the show. Enter today at 953theeagle.com or via the contest tab on the Facebook page. You can also listen to Sandy Collins on 95.3 The Eagle all this week at 6:50 a.m. for another shot to win tickets!

Submission Period: Mon, Feb 27 2012 12:00 AM - Sun, Mar 04 2012 11:59 PM

How does it work?
All you have to do is register to win!

Can I still play if the contest has already started?
Yes. As long as it is still within the contest period.

Are there prizes?
Yes. We have 3 pairs of tickets to see Rod Stewart and Stevie Nicks at Riverbend Music Center on July 21st.

Stevie Nicks American Thunder Music Festival Airs March 18th

Hold on to your microphones... Stevie's American Thunder Music Festival appearance will be broadcast on HDNet 
March 18, 2012

The inaugural American Thunder Music Festival, a benefit concert for the Bob Woodruff Foundation, made history in front of an audience of over 50,000 fans on August 11, 2011 in Sturgis, SD when Jeff Bridges hosted and performed along with Stevie Nicks and John Fogerty.

Stevie Nicks performed in the midst of a howling thundering windstorm and tornado warnings.  The dramatic performance of Stevie performing "Soldiers Angel", one of 4 songs she performed that day, was captured on film from the side of the stage and published on youtube shortly after.

This will be a show you do not want to miss!  The images and film piece of Stevie performing in that wind storm have already gone down in the history books as some of the most dramatic of her career!  Just one more moment from this past amazing year!  The video below of her singing "Soldiers Angel" backs it up.  

In hindsight it's a little scary watching the footage knowing what happened in Indianapolis during the Sugarland concert and the outdoor stage just a few days later.  You can see the nervousness in Stevie's handlers on the side of the stage - but Stevie soldiers on!  Thankfully nothing happened and we are left with another great performance - and one to look forward to in the next while on TV.

American Thunders broadcast partners include HDNet which have the show listed and airing March 18, 2012.  


CLEVELAND Win Tickets To Stevie Nicks & Rod Stewart’s w/ 98.5 WNCX

98.5 WNCX Cleveland's Classic Rock

‘NCX Workforce members, we know you put your heart and soul into your work, now you can do the same in your play! Listen weekdays at the Workforce Winning Times of 9:30am, 1:30pm, and 4:30pm for your chance to win a pair of tickets to the “Heart and Soul Tour” with Rod Stewart and Stevie Nicks on Friday, July 20th at the Q! 

Plus, one lucky Grand Prize winner gets upgraded to prime reserved seats!

Tickets ($149.50, $95, $49.50) go on-sale Friday, March 2 at 10am via Livenation.com, the Q’s website, the venue box office, all Northern Ohio Discount Drug Marts or charge by phone (888) 894-9424.

Enter To Win Tickets to Rod Stewart & Stevie Nicks Live in Cincinnati July 21st

2 Tickets to the Show

Please Note:
  • You must be 18 or older to enter and win.
  • 5 Winners will be announced on March 2, 2012.
  • Prizes must be picked up at the FOX19 Studios Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM.
Link To Enter
Two Legends - One Stage
Heart and Soul Tour
Riverbend Music Center - Cincinnati, OH
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Tickets on sale Friday, March 2nd at 10:00a.m. via Ticketmaster
Rod Stewart Fan Club Pre-sale begins Thursday March 1st
Ticket Price Range: US $37.30 - US $167.80

Win tickets to see Rod Stewart & Stevie Nicks Live in Cincinnati!

All this week, listen to Ray at 7am for your chance to win tickets to see Rod Stewart & Stevie Nicks, July 21st at Riverbend Music Center!

It’s easy… listen, call, win… weekdays at 7am only on Rewind 94.9

Concert Details

Saturday, February 25, 2012

One on One with Ken Caillat - Fleetwood Mac Producer - NEW Book out in April

Kat Pat & Guest Cohost Tanya have a one on one conversation with Ken Caillat.
Ken Caillat, Grammy winning co-producer of the 1977 Fleetwood Mac Rumours Album, is now the Author of what really went into making Rumours—from the endless partying and relationship dramas to the creative struggles to write and record "You Make Loving Fun," "Don't Stop," "Go Your Own Way," "The Chain," and other timeless tracks.

Check out the interview/call in show from earlier today here

The book will be out in April - Pre-order through Amazon

Listen to internet radio with KatPat on Blog Talk Radio

Rod Stewart & Stevie Nicks Live in Orlando, FL Aug 3rd

Friday August 3, 2012
Orlando, FL - Amway Center

Tickets on Sale: Saturday, March 17, 2012 | 10am.
Ticket Prices: $45, $85, $145 | All tickets are subject to applicable taxes, service, handling and facility fee charges.

Buy Tickets: Tickets will be available at the Amway Center Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, or by calling 800.745.3000.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Rod Stewart & Stevie Nicks Live in Sunrise, FL Aug 4th

Rod Stewart and Stevie Nicks Live 
Sunrise, Florida - Bank Atlantic Center
August 4, 2012

Tickets on sale 10am March 17 at Ticketmaster.com and LiveNation.com.
or charge by phone (800-745-3000).

Tickets go on sale Monday March 19 at 9am at the BankAtlantic Center box office.

Rod Stewart & Stevie Nicks Live | Pittsburgh, Cincinnati & Cleveland Dates Announced

The Heart and Soul Tour kicks off on July 20th in Cleveland !

Friday, July 20, 2012
Cleveland, OH - Quicken Loans Arena

Tickets on sale March 2, 2012 at 10am - Quicken Loan Center
Ticket Prices: $149.50, $95, $49.50 plus a $3 facility fee.

Clevaland Presale begins March 1st 10am - Live Nation Password is: saxophone
Q Insider Password is: maggie

Tickets start at $49.50 and go on sale to the public Friday, March 2nd at 10:00 a.m. at the Quicken Loans Arena Box Office, charge by phone at 888-894-9424, online at theQarena.com and at all northern Ohio Discount Drug Marts.

Saturday, July, 21, 2012
Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center

Tickets on sale March 2nd at 10:00am at Ticketmaster.comRiverbend.org, and all Ticketmaster locations including select Kroger stores and Ticketmaster Charge By Phone at 1.800.745.3000.

Rod Stewart Fan Club Presale
Start: Thu, 03/01/12 10:00 AM EST
End: Thu, 03/01/12 10:00 PM EST

Onsale to General Public
Start: Fri, 03/02/12 10:00 AM EST

US $24.00 - US $146.00
US $24.00 Ticket + US $13.30 Fees = US $37.30
US $146.00 Ticket + US $21.80 Fees = US $167.80

Special Notes: *Ticket prices include parking and are subject to applicable Ticketmaster service charges.

Saturday, July 28, 2012
Pittsburgh, PA - Consol Energy Center

Tickets on sale March 2, 2012 at 10:00am - TicketmasterTickets also available at the Dick's Sporting Goods Box Office at CONSOL Energy Center, including select Giant Eagle locations, and Ticketmaster Charge-By-Phone at 1-800-745-3000. MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover are accepted.

Pittsburgh Live Nation Presale Password: Heartsoul 

Live Nation/Venue Presale
Start: Thu, 03/01/12 10:00 AM EST
End: Thu, 03/01/12 10:00 PM EST

Premium Seating Presale
Start: Thu, 03/01/12 10:00 AM EST
End: Thu, 03/01/12 10:00 PM EST

Onsale to General Public
Start: Fri, 03/02/12 10:00 AM EST

US $47.25 - US $142.50
US $47.25 Ticket + US $12.85 Fees = US $60.10
US $142.50 Ticket + US $19.75 Fees = US $162.25

Thursday, February 23, 2012


Rod Stewart & Stevie Nicks
Dates: July 24, 2012
Where: Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, TN
Time: 7:30pm

Radio/Venue/Ticketmaster Presale
Start: Thu, 03/01/12 10:00 AM CST
End: Thu, 03/01/12 10:00 PM CST

Rod Stewart Fan Club Presale
Start: Thu, 03/01/12 10:00 AM CST
End: Thu, 03/01/12 10:00 PM CST

Onsale to General Public
Start: Fri, 03/02/12 10:00 AM CST

US $49.50 - US $149.50
US $49.50 Ticket + US $13.05 Fees/Additional Taxes = US $62.55
US $149.50 Ticket + US $26.76 Fees/Additional Taxes = US $176.26

Presale: 10am-10pm Thursday, March 1st.
Use password songbook at Ticketmaster.com

Legendary rockers Rod Stewart & Stevie Nicks have announced plans to reunite this summer and reprise their highly acclaimed, co-headlining “Heart & Soul Tour.”

“I couldn’t be happier to be back on the boards with Stevie this summer,” Stewart said in a release “We had fantastic fun on the road together last spring and I’m thrilled at the chance to bring it to new cities and fans this summer.”

The pair's previous tour featured 3-hour performances, with individual sets by Stewart and Nicks, plus a handful of duets.

Tickets for the Nashville concert are $52-$152 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Fri. March 2 through the Bridgestone Arena ticket office, all Ticketmaster locations, ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000.

In a career spanning five decades, Rod Stewart has amassed an estimated 250 million in album and single sales and an incredible 16 Grammy nominations.  In April he will join the elite list of artists who are 2x Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees (as a solo artist and soon as a member of the seminal 60s rock band, the Faces). On March 24, he will return to Las Vegas for an 8-concert-run of "The Hits" - part of his immensely popular first residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace.

Stevie Nicks is a multi-Grammy Award Winner as a solo artist and member of the legendary Fleetwood Mac and a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee.  Her new CD "In Your Dreams" debuted at No. 6 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart and has received glowing reviews from numerous outlets, including US Magazine who declared it "the best album of Nicks' four decade career."

Stevie Nicks to play herself on NBC's "Up All Night"

Music legend Stevie Nicks is coming to NBC’s comedy Up All Night.

The singer will play herself in a guest-star appearance on the show. In an episode airing later this season, Reagan (Christina Applegate) and Ava (Maya Rudolph) will need to woo Stevie to get her to be on Ava’s talk show. The Fleetwood Mac singer’s last TV guest-star appearance was on Fox’s The X Factor last year.

As part of NBC’s midseason comedy plan, Up All Night will stick around in its 9:30 p.m. Thursday night slot for all of its 24 episodes. After, Parks & Rec will return April 19.


Stevie on Up All Night:

Operation Ward 57 Recognizes Stevie Nicks for Dedication to Wounded Soldiers

We would like to take a moment to recognize Stevie Nicks and her continuous dedication to our wounded soldiers.

During my time stationed at Walter Reed working as a nurse with wounded soldiers, many visitors passed through the doorways of Ward 57. One visitor, in particular that impressed me, was Stevie Nicks.

by Scott Cameron
Continue to the full article: Operation Ward 57 

Fleetwood Mac founder Mick Fleetwood's restaurant set to open in Lahaina in early summer

Renovations Begin for Fleetwood’s on Front Street
by: Daniel Weiss
The Maui Weekly

Fleetwood Mac founder Mick Fleetwood's newest masterpiece is a venture into the restaurateur world. Fleetwood's on Front Street and Fleetwood's Wine Cellar is set to open in Lahaina in early summer.

The restaurant will employ 100-plus people, and will embrace the Hawaiian culture and feature storytelling. Fleetwood himself will perform on a semi-regular basis along with surprise and esteemed musical guests performers.

Fleetwood's business partner, Jonathan Todd, said, "The restaurant space will look like a casbah meets Ralph Lauren meets colonial British Mick Fleetwood, and its changing and morphing as the process moves along."

Hawaiian Native Vene Chun presided over the traditional Hawaiian blessing last month, calling upon "na 'aumakua," ancestral guardians. Beginning with the blowing the conch and chanting, he used a tealeaf (a symbol of purification) to spread water (to give new life to the space) and sea salt (considered the amniotic fluid of Mother Earth), which reenergizes and revitalizes the spirits to rejuvenate everything in the building.

The blessing was followed by the initial demolition of the former restaurant's interior. An 1899 Langtry sign that adorned the back of one of the former restaurant's booths was salvaged and will be framed to hang on the walls of the new restaurant after renovations are complete. This was a particularly apropos, considering Langtry was one of the first locations of Mick Fleetwood Private Cellar Wines.

Fleetwood paid tribute to his late father, whose watch he wore to the ceremony and affectionately spoke about his mother, Bridget, who was in attendance.

"It's been a long time in dreaming of doing this," he said. "Mum, Mummy she knows way too much about me, but she knew me back in the day I was aspiring to play drums back when I was at the ripe old age of 9 or 10 years old. And mum and dad gave me part of their house, which were the stables, which we called Club Keller. And to me and mum, this [Fleetwood's on Front Street] is Club Keller. This was where I played drums, where I aspired to dream of going to London and began believing in something that might not be believable."

Fleetwood's on Front Street on the net


Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Mick Fleetwood Attends Annual Dollar Loan Center Party in Las Vegas

Dollar Loan Center CEO Chuck Brennan pulled out all the stops at his annual company holiday party recently. Bringing in his famous friends from around the country, the business owner and philanthropist helped raise nearly $300,000 for charity while giving 500 employees and guests a night to remember including $250,000 in cash and prizes.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Video: Lissie - Go Your Own Way (Fleetwood Mac cover)

Folk-rock star Lissie takes the Fleetwood Mac classic in a bold new direction
Lissie has unveiled a new video to accompany her version of Fleetwood Mac's 'Go Your Own Way'.
From the new EP 'Covered Up With Flowers'

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Charts Update: Fleetwood Mac | Stevie Nicks Australia, UK, USA, Netherlands

For the week February 20, 2012.

All albums plus The Dance on the Top DVD chart move down the charts significantly this week. Rumours plus The Greatest Hits albums both drop off the catalogue charts completely making way for a slew of Whitney Houston catalogue titles that re-enter the charts.

# 59 (48) Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of

#  8 (3)  Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of
# 41 (32) Stevie Nicks - Crystal Visions... The Very Best Of

# 29 (19) Fleetwood Mac - The Dance

For the week ending February 18, 2012

# 13 (22) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

For the week ending February 18, 2012

# 23 (12) Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of

For the week ending February 5, 2012.

Two weeks worth of Top Catalogue chart info and sales data for the US beginning with the chart for the week ending February 5th.  Rumours drops to #128 from #93 the previous week.  Sales for the period were 2,026 for an accumulated total of 2,928,923 units sold in the US since November, 1991.  Greatest Hits drops out of the Top 200.

# 128 (93) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

For the week ending February 12, 2012.

Rumours continues its decent on the Catalogue Chart sliding 8% in sales moving from #128 to #181.  Sales for the week ending Feb 12th were 1,867 for an accumulated total of 2,930,949 units sold in the US since November, 1991.

# 181 (128) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

In terms of digital sales vs actually CD sales, Digital sales for Rumours for the week ending February 12th were 1,354 and for Greatest Hits they were 680.  Landslide drops off the Top 200 Digital Tracks listing this week - it was #141 last week.

#  58 (27) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
# 131 (107) Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits

With "21" about to hit its 21st non-consecutive week at No. 1 on the US Billboard Top 200 album chart this coming week - with predicted sales in the 600-700k range (it's largest one week sales ever), Adele is hot on the heels of Fleetwood Mac's 31 week stint at No. 1 with Rumours.

Here are the albums with the most weeks at No. 1 in the nearly-56 year history of the Billboard 200 chart: (Weeks at No. 1, Title, Artist, Peak Year)

54 -- "West Side Story soundtrack, 1962**
37 -- "Thriller," Michael Jackson, 1983
31 -- "Rumours," Fleetwood Mac, 1977
31 -- "South Pacific" soundtrack, 1958
31 -- "Calypso," Harry Belafonte, 1956
24-- "Purple Rain," Prince and the Revolution/Soundtrack, 1984
24 -- "Saturday Night Fever" soundtrack, 1978
21 -- "Please Hammer Don't Hurt 'Em," M.C. Hammer, 1990
20 -- "21," Adele, 2011
20 -- "The Bodyguard," Whitney Houston/Soundtrack, 1992
20 -- "Blue Hawaii," Elvis Presley/Soundtrack, 1961
** (The figure of 54 weeks at No. 1 combines the set's time atop separate stereo and mono LP charts before the Billboard 200 became a singular ranking the week of Aug. 17, 1963.)

Mick Fleetwood Visits Sierra Canyon School

Mick Fleetwood, Classic Rocker, Demos Drum Styles 
to Sierra Canyon 4th Graders

Mick Fleetwood, of Fleetwood Mac fame, gives music history lesson and performs a mini-concert with Sierra Rock Band coach Howie Anderson in Mrs. Rosen's music class.

A Music Class 4th Graders will Never Forget!

On Wednesday Feb 15th, music specialist, Mrs. Rosen, invited Mick Fleetwood to visit the 4th grade to enhance their unit on the music of the 1960s and the British Invasion.

Full Article

(Video) He's back... Lindsey Buckingham Once Again on SNL "What Up With That"

SNL sketch "What Up With That" with Kenan Thompson featuring Lindsey Buckingham, (portrayed by Bill Hader), was back on tonight during the latest episode of Saturday Night Live. Along with Lindsey, this week’s guest were Kate Upton and Bill O’Reilly.  Kenan called this Lindsey's 100th appearance - which it could very well be... I lost count on the number of times over the last couple of years Bill Hader has played Lindsey... His character never gets to speak, which is kind of the punch line.

Check out tonights sketch here

Bill Hader’s Lindsey Buckingham once again got screwed out of a chance to talk. Kenan Thompson’s host claimed that Hader’s Fleetwood Mac star would get a chance to display his special Presidents Day talent on a video on the fictional show’s website, only to reveal that that’s not actually a thing they do. Well, it turns out that he was wrong as SNL has now released the video online.

Lindsey Buckingham honors our nation's Presidents when he's finally given a chance to speak.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Video: Fleetwood Mac: Video Killed The Radio Star - Sky Arts 1 Feb 24th

Fleetwood Mac: Video Killed The Radio Star 
Mick Fleetwood discusses the music videos that defined Fleetwood Mac, including Big Love and the ‘mini movie’ for Gypsy.

 In the UK, it will be broadcast on Friday, FEBRUARY, 2012 - Sky Arts 1/HD

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

"There's Much To Sing About" - Stevie Nicks

From the February 14th issue of The Arizona Republic. 

Arizona the state turns 100 today.  Newspaper dedicated to all things Arizona... Listing out all the music celebrities from Arizona that were a success.

Arizona has sent its share of pop stars to the Hot 100 in its first 100 years while serving as a launching pad for several acts, from Waylon Jennings to the Meat Puppets, whose impact can't be measured by that yardstick.

Stevie Nicks
Born in Phoenix, Stevie Nicks took "Dreams" to No. 1 with Fleetwood Mac. But as a solo act, her highest-charting single was the one that launched her as a solo artist, "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around." Recorded with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, it peaked at No. 3 in 1981. Her other Top-10 hits were "Stand Back" (No. 5) and two songs that were certified gold -- 1981's "Leather and Lace" (a duet with Don Henley that peaked at No. 6) and "Talk to Me" (No. 4).

Chart Update: Fleetwood Mac | Stevie Nicks Australia, UK, The Netherlands

AUSTRALIA - February 13, 2012

Fleetwood Mac's The Very Best Of reaches new Certification level in Australia.  The 2 disc set has been certified 7 x Platinum (490,000 copies shipped).

Congratulations Fleetwood Mac!

Top 100 Albums Chart 
# 48 (44) Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of

Top 50 Catalogue Chart
# 03 (04) Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of
# 32 (25) Stevie Nicks - Crystal Visions... The Very Best Of
# 34 (43) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
# 44 (09) Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits

Top 40 DVD Music Chart
# 19 (16) Fleetwood Mac - The Dance

UK - February 18, 2012 

Top 100 Albums
# 88 (121) Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits

Top 40 Catalogue Chart - February 11, 2012
# 22 (17) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

THE NETHERLANDS - February 11, 2012

The Top 50 Back Catalogue Chart
# 12 (13) Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of

Sunday, February 12, 2012

'Sound City' Stevie Nicks Mick Fleetwood & Lindsey Buckingham appear in Dave Grohl Documentary

Dave Grohl has finally provided a taste of his upcoming documentary on Sound City Studios, check out the first official teaser trailer here.

Sound City - A film by Dave Grohl
 A Roswell Film. Coming Soon.
Official Website | Facebook | Twitter

It’s still not clear exactly what we can expect out of Dave Grohl’s upcoming ‘Sound City’ but we have a much better idea now that a trailer has been unveiled. “I decided to make a film about that feeling when you put five guys in a room, hit “record” and the hair on the back of your neck stands up,” Grohl previously told Rolling Stone. “Expect some epic jam sessions.”

In addition to the previously announced “jam sessions” with Corey Taylor, Cheap Trick, and members of RATT — it appears that ‘Sound City’ will include interviews with artists who previously recorded at the legendary studio prior to it’s closing last year. In the preview you can see interview segments with Trent Reznor, Tom Petty, Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood, Keith Olsen, Rick Springfield, and Krist Novoselic just to name a few.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Video: Mick Fleetwood on the MP3 ‘Dumbing Down’ of Music with @MaxSoundHDAudio CEO

Jane Wells talks to Mick Fleetwood, of Fleetwood Mac and Max Sound CEO John Blaisure about his company's new technology which restores MP3s to CD quality.

Mick has joined the advisory board of a company called Max Sound, which is releasing its new MAXD technology this weekend at the Grammys. In an exclusive interview with CNBC, Fleetwood joined Max Sound CEO John Blaisure in explaining how the technology works.

Full article at CNBC News

Friday, February 10, 2012

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Date Change: One on One Conversation with Fleetwood Mac Producer Ken Caillat

Ken Caillat, Grammy winning co-producer of the 1976 Fleetwood Mac's Rumours album, is now the Author of what really went into making Rumours—from the endless partying and relationship dramas to the creative struggles to write and record "You Make Loving Fun," "Don't Stop," "Go Your Own Way," "The Chain," and other timeless tracks.

DATE CHANGED TO SATURDAY FEB 25th @ 10:00 am PST, 12 noon CEN 1:00 pm EST 

Join Kat Pat & Cohost Tanya Sunday, February 19, 2012 12:00PM as they have a one on one conversation with Ken Caillat.  As always, chat room will be open 45 min prior to show and calls accepted from the fans.


Facebook Event Page
Ken Caillat bio

Pre-Order Making Rumours on Amazon

Photo: Stevie Nicks surfaces at Grammy Event Honoring Jimmy Iovine

Jimmy Iovine was honored Feb 8, 2012 at Village Recording Studios in Los Angeles by the Producers and Engineers Wing of the Recording Academy for his commitment to excellent and ongoing support for the art and craft of recorded music.

Stevie and Jimmy go way back of course.  Jimmy was instrumental in the production of Stevie's first two solo albums Bella Donna and The Wild Heart.

Photo by Lester Cohen

Sheila E tweeted this photo today from last nights event. Does anyone know the connection Stevie has to Sheila E? Me & my friend Ms Stevie Nicks hanging last nite on Twitpic

Interscope Records' Jimmy Iovine: 
'Lana Del Rey's Voice Haunts Me the Way Stevie Nicks' Did' 

After a video segment featuring several vintage clips of Iovine working in the studio, the Interscope Geffen A&M chairman took some time to reflect on his tenure in the industry, thanking many in the room personally. He then introduced his latest signing, Lana Del Rey, who performed her breakout song, “Video Games”.

The sexy newcomer has been the subject of much controversy in recent weeks after a shaky TV debut on Saturday Night Live. But the 25-year-old beauty clearly has Iovine in her corner. He called her “an incredible girl” and told the crowd that Interscope has “a real commitment to her “ just moments after complimenting Nicks, standing nearby, for her one-of-a-kind voice. “I dare anybody to tell me that’s shit’s not amazing,” said Iovine of Del Rey’s debut album, Born to Die. “It’s left-of-center, it doesn’t sound like anything on the radio, it’s not trying to be anything to anyone…”

The Hollywood Reporter asked Iovine if was in fact comparison Del Rey to the iconic Nicks. His answer? “Lana haunts me the way that Stevie's voice haunted me and I just love her album so much,” he said. “But I can't compare anybody to Stevie Nicks because Stevie has the greatest tone of any female rock singer that I've ever heard.”

Full article at Hollywood Reporter

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Rumour Has It...

Stevie Nicks may be performing May 20th at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles during the California Music Festival & Aids Walk.  Other performers rumoured to be on the bill:  Cher and Stevie Wonder.

As of now, this is just a rumour... They haven't actually announced the musical line-up for the night.

Keep checking their website or Facebook

RUMOURS Track by Track with Ken Caillat... Reflects on 35th Anniversary

Fleetwood Mac's classic album Rumours track-by-track
Producer Ken Caillat reflects on 35th anniversary

"Records like Rumours don't happen anymore," says Ken Caillat, who along with Richard Dashut and Fleetwood Mac produced the 1977 mega album that has sold a mind-boggling 44 million copies. "We spent a year and a lot of hell working on it. Lives were changed, people changed, everything became different. Something like Rumours could never happen these days. A record label would have shut us down after two weeks."

The soap opera that attended the making of Rumours has been extensively documented - married band members John and Christine McVie broke up, as did lovers Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks; even Mick Fleetwood's marriage dissolved, as well - and Caillat confirms that 1976 was a wild ride. "There were fights, breakups, drinking, drugs... We all indulged in substances. But I had to be a therapist and record producer. When everything was insane, I had to be sane. If there was a rule book, nobody game me one."

Although 1975's self-titled release was rising up the charts during the making of Rumours, Caillat says that the band was still learning how to play together. "Basically, you had two teams: Christine, John and Mick, the three Brits, were pros, and the two Americans, Lindsey and Stevie, had their shorthand, but they were still new to the group. During the making of Rumours, they became a real band, one that was very intuitive, musically and otherwise.”

This intuition lent itself to songwriting. Rather than work with demos, the group's principle writers - Buckingham, Nicks and Christine McVie - would present live fragments of ideas for the group to build work on. "Richard and I had to capture light in a bottle," says Caillat. "The band would be tuning up, and before you knew it, a song was going down. John and Mick would hear something, they'd start playing, and we had to react fast. That kind of creativity doesn't happen these days - it's frowned upon. In 2012, a band has to have a committee approve their songs. Can you imagine Fleetwood Mac making Rumours under such conditions?"

Released on 4 February 1977, Rumours hit like a meteor, permanently altering the landscape of all involved. "Like Richard Dashut, I went from being a mid-level engineer to a Grammy-winning producer in one year," says Caillat. "The record was like Jaws and Star Wars combined. Everybody saw those movies, and everybody during that time bought a copy of Rumours."

In his forthcoming book, Making Rumours: The Inside Story Of The Classic Fleetwood Mac Album, Ken Caillat and Steve Stiefel recount the producer's year behind the glass in brilliant, page-turning detail. "It's amazing how everything came flooding back to me once I started the book," says Caillat. "It's one thing to remember cutting a number one song, but to think about what I was wearing that same day, that's incredible.

"But that's the kind of record Rumours is: You remember your first time hearing it. You even remember where you were when when you heard it. Not every album has that power. This one does. I was just lucky to be a part of it."

On the following pages, Ken Caillat takes a track-by-track look back at Rumours. To order his book, Making Rumours: The Inside Story Of The Classic Fleetwood Mac Album, click here.

Full Article at MusicRadar

Person to Person: Check out George Clooney's home once owned by Stevie Nicks

George Clooney has opened up his Los Angeles home to CBS News, showing off his kitchen (where he orders dinner), his screening room and bar, for a revival of the classic celebrities-at-home program Person to Person.

The Descendants star has lived in the 7,354 square foot mansion since 1995 which he bought for $2.2 million from singer Stevie Nicks.

The new Person to Person episode, airing on CBS Wednesday, February 8th at 8:00pm ET will also feature Jon Bon Jovi's 16-acre New Jersey estate and Warren Buffetts office.

Monday, February 06, 2012

Pop star Lissie will sing Fleetwood Mac’s Go Your Own Way in TV Ad

Photo by Andrew Calder
Twinings Tea 

US Pop star Lissie will sing a version of Fleetwood Mac’s Go Your Own Way in the latest TV ad for UK tea company Twinings.  The ad is due to launch in March and the song will be available to download on iTunes from 19th February.

Market Week

You may recall back in the summer of 2010 - Classic Rock Magazine referred to Lissie as the "New Stevie Nicks" in an article.  You can find that here.

Lissie Prepares Covers EP
'Covered Up With Flowers' due on February 19th
Includes Fleetwood Mac's "Go Your Own Way"


Sunday, February 05, 2012

Chart Update: Fleetwood Mac | Stevie Nicks Australia, Netherlands, UK & New Zealand

Not a lot of changes vs last week... The Very Best Of in The Netherlands moves up 22 places on the catalogue chart to #13.  Rumours re-enters the US Top 10 on the iTunes download chart - most likely because of the discounted price in lieu of its 35th Anniversary this weekend.
AUSTRALIA - February 6, 2012

Top 100 Album Chart
# 44 (37) Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of

Top 50 Catalogue Album Chart
# 4   (3)  Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of
# 9   (4)  Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits
# 25 (27) Stevie Nicks - Crystal Visions... The Very Best Of
# 43 (24) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

Top 40 Music DVD Chart
# 16 (16) Fleetwood Mac - The Dance

THE NETHERLANDS - February 4, 2012

The Top 50 Back Catalogue Chart
# 13 (35) Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best Of

UK - January 28, 2011

Top 40 Catalogue Chart
#17 (21 ) Fleetwood Mac - Rumours


Top 10 Rock Albums - USA
# 5 - Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

Top 10 Pop Albums - NEW ZEALAND
# 9 - Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits